The textile industry has long faced challenges related to sustainability and environmental impact, particularly in terms of water consumption and discharge. At ITMA 2023, Jeanologia, a leading Spanish company specializing in eco-efficient technologies, showcased its groundbreaking advancements that mark the end of the water era in the textile industry. With a strong commitment to sustainability, Jeanologia presented innovative processes and technologies that redefine production methods, emphasizing efficiency, resource conservation, and the creation of authentic fashion garments.
Environmental Impact of water usage in textile production
Traditional textile manufacturing processes have heavily relied on water as a crucial component. From washing and dyeing to finishing, vast amounts of water are consumed, leading to significant water pollution and depletion of natural resources. Additionally, the use of chemicals in these processes further exacerbates environmental concerns.
Jeanologia’s mission Zero: A Circular, Zero-Discharge Industry
Jeanologia has taken up the challenge of transforming the textile industry into a circular, zero-discharge sector. Through the integration of its technologies and a holistic approach, the company aims to eliminate 100% of discharge and pollution from textile production processes. This vision aligns with Mission Zero, which seeks to create an ethical, sustainable, and eco-efficient industry.
Revolutionary atmospheric washing process: Atmos
At ITMA 2023, Jeanologia unveiled Atmos, a revolutionary atmospheric washing process that achieves the natural aging of garments without using water, chemicals, or pumice stones. This breakthrough process represents a significant milestone in the industry, as it eliminates the need for traditional water-intensive washing methods. By leveraging their G2 ozone technology and INDRA-patented system, Jeanologia replaces water washers with air washers, effectively replicating the same effects as traditional processes but in a more sustainable and efficient manner.
The benefits of atmos
The adoption of Atmos offers numerous advantages for the textile industry and the environment. By eliminating water from the washing process, significant reductions in water consumption and wastewater generation are achieved. Chemical usage is minimized, ensuring safer and healthier working conditions for employees. Moreover, the elimination of pumice stones reduces abrasive waste and the risk of respiratory issues for workers.
Present and Future of production plants
Jeanologia showcased its vision for the production plants of today and tomorrow, emphasizing key elements such as automation, connectivity, digitalization, sustainability, and creativity. The integration of advanced technologies is aimed at achieving an authentic fashion product in a sustainable and efficient manner, all while minimizing production costs.
Laser technology: Enhancing efficiency and sustainability:
Jeanologia’s laser technology plays a vital role in its sustainable operating model. Compared to traditional manual processes, laser technology significantly reduces harmful emissions, water consumption, and manual labor. Additionally, Jeanologia’s laser technology is faster and consumes less energy, making it a cost-effective solution for the industry. By leveraging laser technology, brands and manufacturers can achieve scalable, sustainable, and authentic replication of vintage looks without compromising on design or aesthetics.
eFlow nano nubble system and H2Zero water recycling
Jeanologia’s commitment to resource conservation is further evident through its eFlow nano bubble system and H2Zero water recycling technology. The eFlow system utilizes minimal water and acts as a carrier for transmitting chemicals into garments, significantly reducing water consumption and achieving zero discharge. The H2Zero water recycling system complements these efforts by enabling the reuse of water, creating a closed-loop system that minimizes water wastage and environmental impact.
Promoting a sustainable operating model
Jeanologia’s mission extends beyond its own advancements; they aim to promote a sustainable operating model for the entire textile industry. By embracing disruptive technologies and adopting a customer-centric approach, Jeanologia emphasizes the values of eco-efficiency, scalability, agility, digitalization, and cost-neutrality. Their vision involves connecting designers, producers, and consumers to foster collaboration and drive the industry toward a more sustainable future.
Jeanologia’s presence at ITMA 2023 marked a significant milestone in the textile industry. By presenting their innovative processes and technologies, including the groundbreaking Atmos atmospheric washing system, they showcased their commitment to revolutionizing sustainability and efficiency. With its focus on eliminating water consumption and discharge, Jeanologia is leading the way toward a circular, zero-discharge industry. Through the integration of advanced technologies, automation, connectivity, and digitalization, they define the production plants of the present and future, ensuring the creation of authentic fashion garments in a sustainable, cost-effective, and environmentally conscious manner.